ICC has announced the rescheduled qualifying route for the 2022 ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup in the West Indies, where 33 teams will compete for five places in the World Cup.
• 33 teams will compete for five places in the 2022 Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup
• The U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup will take place in the first quarter of 2022 in the West Indies
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the rescheduled qualifying route for the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2022 in the West Indies, where 33 teams will compete for five places in the World Cup.
The 14th edition of the event, which will take place in the West Indies in early 2022, will involve Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the West Indies and Zimbabwe by virtue of its top 11. in the 2020 edition. The remaining five spots will be determined by regional ranking. Qualification for the 2022 edition of the U-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup was delayed by one year due to COVID-19.
The 33 places will be decided through seven regional events starting in June 2021. Due to the depth in strength in the Africa and Asia regions, a two-division qualification route will be conducted.
Teams from the other three regions, America, EAP, and Europe will have a one-division qualification process, with the winner of each Regional Qualifier claiming one of the five coveted places at the 2022 ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup. .
The road to the West Indies, showing the future stars of cricket, will begin in Tanzania with the Africa Division 2 in June 2021. The hosts, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda and Sierra Leone will battle for two places to join Namibia, Nigeria and Uganda in the Africa Qualifier in September 2021. The qualifier will be hosted by Nigeria, who competed in their first ICC event at the 2020 U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup. The best team from the September event will secure their spot in the West Indies.
the Asia The region that also has two divisions will see two qualifiers from Bhutan, Hong Kong, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Thailand in Division 2, which will join Malaysia, Nepal and UAE nine in the Asia Qualifier to be held in the United Arab Emirates with the top qualifying team for the West Indies.
The best team from the remaining qualifiers from East Asia, Pacific, Europe and America will form the lineup for the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup.
In Europe, Scotland will host the Qualifier from July 30 to August 5 and will compete alongside Denmark, Guernsey, Ireland, Jersey and the Netherlands for the World Cup spot. The United States will host the Americas Qualifier and will join Argentina, Bermuda and Canada between August 18-25, 2021.
Finally, the EAP The qualifier consisting of Indonesia, PNG, Vanuatu and host Japan will take place between September 28 and October 4, with the winner reserving their ticket to the West Indies.
The Division 2 event originally scheduled in Europe was canceled after extensive consultation with participating Members as the only window available to host did not provide a suitable environment for the organization of an international traveling event.
ICC Events Director Chris Tetley said: “The ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup showcases the future stars of our game, with many top-tier cricketers from around the world taking part in this event. The qualifying route also gives teams the opportunity to show their progression at this level, with players like Japan and Nigeria qualifying for the latest edition of the CWC U19 men’s for the first time. With 33 teams competing for five spots in the World Cup, I am confident we will see a series of highly competitive events and the emergence of players who will become household names in the future. “
ICC U-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2020 winning captain Akbar Ali said: “Winning the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup for Bangladesh for the first time was a dream come true. Playing in a U19 Cricket World Cup prepares you as an international cricketer, playing against the best teams in the world in front of millions of fans around the world. I wish the best of luck to all the teams competing for a place in the U19 Cricket World Cup in 2022 ”.
All events are subject to COVID-19 arrangements if necessary at that time.